Jack House in Glasgow - mid 20th Century

from Music Hall Memories, page 120:

There was sometimes soundless criticism at the Empire [Theatre, Glasgow]. I recall a night when a soprano was doing her act. She was not in very good voice — possibly she had a cold. When she got to her second number I saw a gentleman in the stalls produce his evening paper and proceed to read it until the lady’s act was finished. I can well imagine the dreadful effect this had on the unfortunate soprano.
cite as

Jack House, Music Hall Memories (Glasgow, 1986), p. 120. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411398986151 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Jack House
Journalist, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:16:26 +0100